Sunday's Calendar



The Images Salon, 2515 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, will hold its 10th annual Cut-A-Thon from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All of the proceeds go to CHILDHELP group homes in Orange County, an organization fighting child abuse.

Ocean Swim

The Swim for Life Foundation holds its ninth annual ocean swim at 10 a.m. at Corona del Mar's main beach to promote water safety. Olympians Janet Evans, Jason Lezak and others are expected to come out to show their support for the 1-mile swim. Proceeds go toward the Tustin-based foundation's "Safer 3" program promoting water safety. There is a $30 entry fee for swimmers 18 and older and $15 for swimmers younger than 18. Swimmers younger than 15 must swim with a parent or adult. Call the Swim for Life Foundation at (949) 874-7567 to register for the event, or visit for more information.

Early California Days

Costa Mesa Historical Society hosts an educational event, "Early California Days," from noon to 4 p.m. at the Diego Sepulveda Adobe in Estancia Park, 1900 Adams Ave., Costa Mesa. At 1 p.m., Paul Apodaca, an expert in California history from Chapman University, will talk about Pre-Mission Period Indians. The free event features artifacts, adobe brick-making, corn-husk doll making and other activities. Call (949) 631-5918 or visit for more information.

Great Race

A tall ship race between the Irving Johnson and the Exy Johnson, manned by crews from the Bahia Corinthian and Balboa Yacht Clubs, takes place in Newport Beach and Huntington Beach waters starting at 1 p.m. Viewing spots include Balboa Pier, where the race will start and finish, and the Newport and Huntington Beach piers.

Musical at Vanguard

"Americans All," featuring music by retired Orange County Judge James P. Gray, plays at Vanguard University's Lyceum Theater, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. Performance begins at 2 p.m. For tickets, go to

OCC Theatre

The Orange Coast College Theatre Department stages "Seascape with Sharks and Dancer," by playwright Don Nigro. Shows at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., Drama Lab Studio Theatre, OCC, 2701 Fairview College. Advance tickets are $6 and tickets at the door are $8. For more information, call (714) 432-5880.


OCC Theatre

The Orange Coast College Theatre Department opens its 2011-12 season with "Seascape with Sharks and Dancer," by playwright Don Nigro. Advance tickets are $6 and tickets at the door are $8. For more information, call (714) 432-5880 or visit


Canstruction Orange County

Check out the 15 structures made out of canned foods that will be displayed throughout South Coast Plaza during Festival of Children, all of which will later be donated to the Orange County Food Bank.


Paul Frank Book Drive

As part of the Festival of Children, the Paul Frank store at South Coast Plaza, will offer customers a 20% discount in exchange for donating a gently used children's book.


SPIN Benefit

Wine and Cheese Pairing Party will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wine Lab Newport to benefit SPIN, an Orange County group that supports homeless people and the working poor with housing and other issues. Cost is $35 per person, of which $22.50 will benefit Les Dames Charity SPIN. RSVP to ChrisAnn Richards at or leave a message at (949) 515-8466. Wine Lab Newport is at 2901 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach.

The Memorial Highway

Indie rock band The Memorial Highway performs Tuesdays in September at La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa. The free show starts at 10 p.m. and is 21 and older only. For more information, visit


Jewish Justices

Amy Hirshberg Lederman — an author, columnist and lawyer — will give a presentation about Jews who served as justices of the U.S. Supreme Court. The event is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Merage JCC Theatre, 1 Federation Way, Irvine. Tickets are $12 at door and $50 for priority seating. For more information, call (949) 435-3400 or visit

Emerson String Quartet

The famed Emerson String Quartet returns to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Samueli Theater. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show start at $60. For more information, visit

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